The hottest Healthcare Substack posts right now

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BIG by Matt Stoller • 32315 implied HN points • 03 Feb 24
  1. Dialysis industry is controlled by two powerful corporations - DaVita and Fresenius - impacting over half a million lives. Non-compete agreements could potentially change this monopoly.
  2. Dialysis is a critical treatment provided under universal healthcare for end-stage renal disease patients, but monopolistic control has led to issues like patient coercion and quality concerns.
  3. The lack of competition and consolidation in the dialysis market has led to lower survival rates in the US compared to other countries. Eliminating non-compete agreements for healthcare professionals could foster innovation and improve patient care.
Culture Study • 4552 implied HN points • 17 Mar 24
  1. Getting a colonoscopy is important, even at a younger age if there's a family history or other risk factors.
  2. Colonoscopies are crucial, especially for Black individuals who are more at risk of colorectal cancer.
  3. Preparing for a colonoscopy involves strict dietary restrictions, consuming prep solutions, and being mindful of the timing and scheduling for the procedure.
Astral Codex Ten • 11562 implied HN points • 23 Feb 24
  1. Polygenic selection can help prevent genetic diseases like schizophrenia by choosing embryos with lower risk during IVF, leading to healthier children
  2. Despite the complex nature of genetic selection, it can have positive effects on individuals and society by preventing diseases and improving overall health outcomes
  3. Analogies like preventing fetal alcohol syndrome through prenatal care or choosing healthier IVF embryos demonstrate the ethical and practical benefits of polygenic selection
Noahpinion • 13059 implied HN points • 27 Jan 24
  1. The U.S. economy is thriving, with real growth, increased wages, high employment rates, and a booming stock market.
  2. The U.S. energy supply is abundant due to investments in shale oil production, keeping prices moderate and potentially boosting the economy even further.
  3. Millennials and Gen Z are doing well economically, with wealth accumulation surpassing previous generations at a similar age, especially in real estate.
Changing The Channel • 33626 implied HN points • 29 Nov 23
  1. In the United States, there is a sense of normalcy around high costs for education and healthcare, which contrasts with other countries where these are considered basic human rights.
  2. The social dynamics in the US make casual, spontaneous interactions with friends difficult to maintain, unlike in some other parts of the world where daily connections are more common.
  3. The increasing expenses, especially in housing, in the US are leading to a situation where even successful professionals find it challenging to afford a balanced life, pushing many towards burnout and dissatisfaction.
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Erin In The Morning • 8431 implied HN points • 27 Jan 24
  1. Ohio and Michigan Republicans aim to ban transgender care for everyone.
  2. The legislators discuss strategies for targeting transgender care in Twitter Space.
  3. Anti-trans focus is shifting towards transgender adults with laws and policies being enacted to restrict care.
The Audacity. • 5621 implied HN points • 09 Feb 24
  1. Social media can often be a place where sincerity dies, with people sharing their struggles and miseries.
  2. There is pressure to always appear okay, even though many people are dealing with isolation and various problems.
  3. Despite progress in discussing mental health, there are still challenges like expensive therapy and inconsistent insurance coverage.
All in Her Head by Jessica Valenti • 6407 implied HN points • 19 Jan 24
  1. Republicans in Wisconsin are pushing a bill that would force women to have c-sections or vaginal deliveries instead of emergency abortions.
  2. The anti-abortion movement is working to distance abortion from healthcare by advocating for more traumatic and unnecessary procedures.
  3. Democratic Governor Tony Evers has vowed to veto the bill, but the dangerous intentions behind it remain clear.
COVID Intel - by Dr.William Makis • 5306 implied HN points • 20 Jan 24
  1. A post exposing child pornography problem at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
  2. Parts 1 and 2 of the viral expose reveal child sex abusers among Canada's healthcare leaders
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Human Flourishing • 1985 implied HN points • 02 Feb 24
  1. Question the narratives presented to you and think critically about the information you receive.
  2. Consider the influence of financial interests in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries on public health narratives.
  3. Be aware of the complexities and potential conflicts of interest in the development and promotion of vaccines.
All in Her Head by Jessica Valenti • 2928 implied HN points • 10 Jan 24
  1. The media coverage of post-abortion ban deaths is concerning and highlights the lack of attention on crucial issues.
  2. There are deceitful campaigns against pro-choice measures in states like Arizona, emphasizing the importance of understanding the language in such initiatives.
  3. Republican anti-abortion activism in Ohio's Supreme Court reveals the ongoing threats to abortion rights and the need for vigilance in protecting those rights.
Karlstack • 510 implied HN points • 13 Mar 24
  1. Questions regarding honesty and qualifications of top executives can severely impact an organization's reputation.
  2. Verification of educational credentials is crucial, especially in sensitive sectors like healthcare.
  3. Investigative journalism plays a vital role in uncovering potential misconduct and ensuring transparency in professional environments.
Alexander News Network -Dr. Paul Elias Alexander's substack • 1631 implied HN points • 01 Feb 24
  1. Questioning Travis Kelce's actions during the national anthem.
  2. Criticism of Kelce endorsing the Pfizer mRNA vaccine.
  3. Speculating on the responsibility of Kelce and others for deaths related to the vaccine.
Alexander News Network -Dr. Paul Elias Alexander's substack • 2181 implied HN points • 17 Jan 24
  1. A mother experienced fear and isolation communicating via zoom for 2 years.
  2. The son could not fulfill her wish to see her grand children before she passed away.
  3. There is a call for justice against those responsible for the mother's death.
Alexander News Network -Dr. Paul Elias Alexander's substack • 1395 implied HN points • 05 Feb 24
  1. Sedation of elderly patients with toxic drugs can worsen their breathing and health.
  2. Some medical professionals neglected and mistreated elderly patients during the COVID-19 crisis.
  3. It's important to have an emergency preparedness kit with essential medications.
All in Her Head by Jessica Valenti • 6230 implied HN points • 29 Oct 23
  1. The Overton Window has shifted dramatically, making once unthinkable actions now seem commonplace.
  2. Anti-abortion activists are using legal loopholes like 'anti-trafficking' to restrict pregnant people's ability to leave states for abortion services.
  3. Republicans are swiftly implementing laws to limit women's rights, from abortion restrictions to trapping individuals in certain states.
Daily Dreher • 2260 implied HN points • 10 Jan 24
  1. Excellence should be the main criteria for hiring and promotion, rather than diversity or other factors.
  2. Prioritizing excellence in hiring is crucial for critical industries like aircraft manufacturing and healthcare.
  3. Institutional leaders managing based on standards other than excellence can lead to negative consequences.
Alexander News Network -Dr. Paul Elias Alexander's substack • 1513 implied HN points • 28 Jan 24
  1. Dr. Vernon Coleman explains concerns about the dangers of the year 2024, particularly related to health issues and vaccinations.
  2. The text highlights the suppression of information and attacks faced by Dr. Coleman for sharing his views and questioning the mainstream narrative.
  3. There are warnings about potential risks associated with vaccines, including impacts on fertility, immune system, and potential development of other health issues.
SemiAnalysis • 7576 implied HN points • 27 Sep 23
  1. Eroom's Law and Moore's Law are critical in Semiconductors and Drug Research, analyzing time, money, and output.
  2. Healthcare, a $4 trillion industry, lags behind in technological progress driven by Moore's Law.
  3. Illumina acquisition by Nvidia could bridge the gap in genomics, addressing bottlenecks and enabling full-stack healthcare solutions.
Alexander News Network -Dr. Paul Elias Alexander's substack • 1592 implied HN points • 21 Jan 24
  1. Doctors neglected and mistreated a patient, leading to a tragic outcome
  2. Medical professionals failed to provide proper care and isolation protocols
  3. Issues of malpractice and ethical misconduct in the medical field
Rory’s Always On Newsletter • 1434 implied HN points • 11 Jan 24
  1. DrDoctor is transforming hospital appointments by making them digital through smartphones.
  2. Digitizing appointments reduces costs, inefficiencies, and improves the overall experience for patients.
  3. The shift towards digital appointments has the potential to lead to more innovative healthcare services and patient engagement.
Erin In The Morning • 9335 implied HN points • 07 Jun 23
  1. Florida judge partially blocked a trans care ban using legislators' own statements.
  2. Judge emphasized the importance of discriminatory intent by referencing lawmakers' comments.
  3. Ruling highlighted the realness of gender identity and its significance in protecting trans rights.
Daily Dreher • 1218 implied HN points • 08 Jan 24
  1. The US Secretary of Defense was hospitalized without informing the president during a time of daily attacks on US troops.
  2. The head of the Joint Chiefs was aware of the Secretary of Defense's situation before the president was.
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All in Her Head by Jessica Valenti • 8294 implied HN points • 12 Jun 23
  1. Texas abortion laws lack exceptions for fetal abnormalities, causing distress for pregnant individuals
  2. Access to full spectrum pregnancy care depends on factors like insurance and state laws
  3. Financial and legal barriers in conservative areas hinder access to safe abortion options
Alexander News Network -Dr. Paul Elias Alexander's substack • 530 implied HN points • 11 Feb 24
  1. A new study suggests a 20% increased risk of severe bleeding post-mRNA vaccination in women hospitalized for heavy menstrual bleeding.
  2. The study focused on women aged 15-50 who experienced heavy menstrual bleeding post-mRNA vaccination in France between May 2021 and August 2022, with 99.8% receiving Comirnaty (Pfizer) or Spikevax (Moderna).
  3. Primary vaccination doses showed a 20% increased risk, particularly in socially disadvantaged municipalities and among women not using hormonal contraception, but this increased risk was not found for booster doses.
Rory’s Always On Newsletter • 471 implied HN points • 10 Feb 24
  1. The podcast Movers & Shakers discusses creating a charter for better treatment for people with Parkinson’s.
  2. The charter focuses on timely access to neurologists, better information on diagnosis, and increased government investment in Parkinson’s research.
  3. The charter also aims for access to specialized teams for Parkinson's patients and the introduction of a Parkinson's Passport for easier access to benefits and services.
All in Her Head by Jessica Valenti • 6151 implied HN points • 19 Jun 23
  1. Students for Life President Kristan Hawkins made a controversial statement that rape prevents pregnancy.
  2. The anti-abortion movement continues to hold outdated and ignorant beliefs.
  3. Conservative groups like Students for Life push to restrict abortion access and contraceptive use.
Numlock News • 786 implied HN points • 11 Jan 24
  1. A romantic comedy movie 'Anyone But You' saw a boost in ticket sales, hitting $60 million worldwide.
  2. The film 'Saltburn' led to a surge in streaming of 2000s pop hits featured in it.
  3. Consolidation in the hotel industry, with Choice Hotels and Wyndham merging, may reduce competition and impact hotel owners.
Vinay Prasad's Observations and Thoughts • 200 implied HN points • 04 Mar 24
  1. Improving air quality did not stop COVID19 in Kindergartens. No evidence shows that upgrading air quality reduces seasonal respiratory viruses effectively.
  2. Masking may not be necessary in 2024. Few individuals are wearing masks as they are inexpensive and easily available online, suggesting a reduced need for them.
  3. The New York Times seems to be biased in covering COVID. It is important to accept life's risks, not wear masks unnecessarily, and focus on socialization and personal care.